Lou Hattersley

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Lou is a former Editor of Macworld and an Apple specialist, publishing books on everything from the Mac operating system to the iPad and iPhone.

Articles by Lou Hattersley

How to stop an iPhone message from sending

How to stop an iPhone message from sending

It is possible to cancel a text message from being delivered mid-send. Use this trick to stop a rogue message in its tracks

It is possible to cancel a text message from being delivered mid-send. Use this trick to stop a rogue message in its tracks

30 Jun 15

Apple Music preview: Spotify, beware

Apple Music preview: Spotify, beware

Apple Music brings iTunes music streaming to the UK. But is it worth paying for? In our Apple Music preview, we examine the service's features, UK pricing, audio quality and music library

Apple Music brings iTunes music streaming to the UK. But is it worth paying for? In our Apple Music preview, we examine the service's features, UK pricing, audio quality and music library

29 Jun 15

Cortana vs Siri: why Siri is still the best voice assistant

Cortana vs Siri: why Siri is still the best voice assistant

Why Siri still the best artificially intelligent voice assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana cannot steal the AI assistant crown

Why Siri still the best artificially intelligent voice assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana cannot steal the AI assistant crown

19 Jun 15

How to write your own custom text replies on the Apple Watch

How to write your own custom text replies on the Apple Watch

Create custom text replies so your Apple Watch responses are more personal - here's how to write your own canned Messages and Mail responses

Create custom text replies so your Apple Watch responses are more personal - here's how to write your own canned Messages and Mail responses

19 Jun 15

Complete guide to Apple's Metal graphics technology for Mac & iOS

Complete guide to Apple's Metal graphics technology for Mac & iOS

Apple's Metal for Mac brings the power and efficiency of iOS games development to Mac OS X. We look at what Metal means for Mac gamers

Apple's Metal for Mac brings the power and efficiency of iOS games development to Mac OS X. We look at what Metal means for Mac gamers

17 Jun 15

How to write apps with Apple Swift 2

How to write apps with Apple Swift 2

5 things you need to know about Apple Swift 2: what does Swift going open-source mean, what new features are in Swift 2, where to get Xcode 7, what is Swift and should you learn to program in Swift?

5 things you need to know about Apple Swift 2: what does Swift going open-source mean, what new features are in Swift 2, where to get Xcode 7, what is Swift and should you learn to program in Swift?

12 Jun 15

How to tell if an iPhone is locked or unlocked

How to tell if an iPhone is locked or unlocked

An unlocked iPhone is worth more than an iPhone locked to a network. Here's how to check if an iPhone is unlocked or not

An unlocked iPhone is worth more than an iPhone locked to a network. Here's how to check if an iPhone is unlocked or not

11 Jun 15

How to use Apple Pay on the London Underground

How to use Apple Pay on the London Underground

Want to pay for London Underground Tube travel with an iPhone or Apple Watch? Here's how Apple Pay works for London travel

Want to pay for London Underground Tube travel with an iPhone or Apple Watch? Here's how Apple Pay works for London travel

11 Jun 15

Dual-boot Yosemite and El Capitan on a Mac

Dual-boot Yosemite and El Capitan on a Mac

Safely install both Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan alongside each other so you can pick and choose which OS to use

Safely install both Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan alongside each other so you can pick and choose which OS to use

11 Jun 15

How to run a printer through an AirPort Time Capsule

How to run a printer through an AirPort Time Capsule

Many people use Time Capsule for backup, but they don't realise you can also attach a printer to it for wireless printing. Here's how

Many people use Time Capsule for backup, but they don't realise you can also attach a printer to it for wireless printing. Here's how

29 May 15

How to find a missing external USB hard drive in Mac OS X

How to find a missing external USB hard drive in Mac OS X

If you've plugged an external hard drive into your Mac and nothing's happened, this guide will help you get it connected

If you've plugged an external hard drive into your Mac and nothing's happened, this guide will help you get it connected

28 May 15

How to find a lost file in Mac OS X

How to find a lost file in Mac OS X

Lost a vital file in Mac OS X? This guide to finding missing files will help you locate it

Lost a vital file in Mac OS X? This guide to finding missing files will help you locate it

27 May 15

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Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you shouldn't

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

Encore creates eerie effects for Spielberg's new TV show The Whispers

Encore creates eerie effects for Spielberg's new TV show The Whispers

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

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